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March 3, 2021

2/8/2021 11:53:00 AM
Protection from Covid in a First World Country

Dear Editor;
How does it feel to live in a third world country? It could be that the predominant feeling is fear-fear of loss of funds, food, friends, fear of the future, and the unknown, fear of illness, even death--. I would look for some kind of security, comfort, relief, some authority to protect me from the uncertainty of lies, and contradictory information that could lead to unpredictable actions and ultimate chaos like the Jan 6th attack on our nation's capital--
Fortunatly we need look no further than our own home town to learn how it feels to be a part of a first world nation. Saturday, January 30th, in less than an hour, I enjoyed the opportunity to get my first "jab" of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. From the initial reassuring phone call when I reached the hospital and signed up, to the second phone call, when I made the appointment for this timely safeguard from the deadly disease, I was politely given choices of time, and reminded kindly of requirements like wearing a mask. Once I arrived at the hospital clinic, I saw familiar faces, whose masks were somehow comforting in this setting.
Because of the superb planning, there were no threatening questions or embarrassing moments of confusion or doubt. The professional caregivers of Upland Hills Health quietly and confidently went about the business of vaccinating our community. Their gentle hands guided us along the inoculation assembly line, so smoothly that I hardly felt the injection when it happened.
No, I told a friend later, I didn't have any after effects. I had been directed through the entire blessed process by the local care workers. I look forward to seeing them at my second sanctioned community gathering where I will enjoy the peace and security of a first rate medical facility in a first world nation; right in my own hometown.
Sincerely happy to live here,
Anne Bachner,
Town of Dodgeville

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